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June 2009 Blog Posts (8)

American Classical League Pre-Institute Workshop on free e-utilities for Latin teachers

I presented a pre-Institute workshop at ACL last week on how to download, install, and use Skype, Audacity, WeGame, Second Life, and World of Warcraft (machinima projects and live interaction in Latin). I thought that others might benefit from the 60-page, illustrated handout, so I have attached it to this post in PDF format.…



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Added by Andrew Reinhard on June 29, 2009 at 11:09am — 1 Comment

Teaching Declensions - grammatical TPRS

Laura Gibbs recently made an observation about the strange way declensions are taught in Latin textbooks, and in classrooms.



It is far more intuitive, and in accord with the way declensions are taught in modern declined languages, to teach them by case.



I decided to experiment with this with one class - the result was highly satisfactory. The outcome of this is a method I have developed, I call 'teaching with the hand', or Grammatical TPRS. This was my Eureka moment - that… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on June 29, 2009 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

Classics in Second Life

I was at an incredible presentation at the Game Education Summit this morning, by a professor of religion. She's working on a game to teach the Tibetan Book of the Dead in Second Life. I hadn't known what was possible in Second Life, and now I'm wondering who's working on teaching classics there: I'd love to move towards some kind of collaboration on some immersive learning.

Added by Roger Travis on June 17, 2009 at 12:29pm — 4 Comments

Mi presento

Appassionato di lingua e letteratura greca e latina, nel 2006 mi sono avvicinato al Centrum Latinitatis Europae di Rainer Weissengruber, proponendogli di fondare un Punto CLE anche in Liguria. E’ nata così la delegazione "Cycnus", in ricordo del mitico re dei Liguri, trasformato da Zeus in cigno e poi assunto in cielo come costellazione. L’obiettivo è stato fin da subito quello di promuovere la cultura classica e umanistica mediante incontri, conferenze, letture che abbiano una ricaduta il più… Continue

Added by Andrea Del Ponte on June 15, 2009 at 10:45am — No Comments

Verb Tree

I came across this unusual verb tree in a text online.

Added by Molendinarius on June 9, 2009 at 6:23am — No Comments

Historia magistra vitae: History is the teacher of life. Workshops for Elementary/Middle School Teachers in Pittsburgh, PA

Click here to view a flyer about the events in Pittsburgh.

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EXCELLENCE THROUGH CLASSICS (a standing committee of THE AMERICAN CLASSICAL LEAGUE)

is proud to announce A WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS at the elementary and middle school levels:

Historia magistra vitae:… Continue

Added by Zee Ann Poerio on June 7, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Why social networks like this one are vital for the Classics.

Increasing population density, rather than boosts in human brain power, appears to have catalysed the emergence of modern human behaviour, according to a new study by UCL (University College London) scientists published in the journal Science. "Ironically, our finding that successful innovation depends less on how smart you are than how connected you are seems as relevant today as it was 90,000 years ago."



What relevance does this have for our subject area? We are now, as… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on June 5, 2009 at 4:05am — 1 Comment

Little Children Learning Latin

Little Children Learning Latin. – Latin comes to life online with the Tar Heel Reader.



A new wave of publishing is currently sweeping the Latin world – but these are not high works of literature, Vergil and Cicero, but beginning illustrated children’s readers, with titles like “Colours” and “ Who is that over there?”.



The surge has been made possible by a new interactive website, called the Tar Heel Reader, developed by Gary Bishop , at the University of North Carolina, in… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on June 2, 2009 at 6:17am — No Comments

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